Keilor Downs College has an excellent reputation for academic achievement and we have a modern learning environment with excellent technology support.
We have been accepting International Students since 1996 and currently have students from China, India and Vietnam.
Studying in Victoria
Victorian government schools are a destination of choice for international students. Our schools provide international students with a high-quality education, excellent English language tuition, caring welfare support services, secure homestay, and pathways to higher education. To learn more about studying and living in Victoria as an international student, see: www.study.vic.gov.au
About our School
Keilor Downs College is located on the north-western edge of metropolitan Melbourne. The college has a strong history of academic achievement providing students with an engaging curriculum, including a wide choice of Victorian Certificate of Education studies. Great value is attached to the diversity of the community with staff and students representing over 30 different language backgrounds. The college also offers individual courses and career pathway counselling to assist students to reach their personal and academic goals.
To learn more about the types of subjects and supports available for international students, see: Keilor Downs Secondary College – international student profile.
To chat with our school ambassadors, see: chat with Phuong
The College offers a broad array of learning, facilities and resources for our students.
- Large multi-media library
- Up-to-date Science laboratories, Music classrooms and Gymnasium
- Senior Study Centre to maximise study time for VCE students.
- Sports and athletics grounds feature competition standard turf and synthetic surfaces
- A restaurant-standard Food Technology Kitchen and a ‘Trade Training Centre’ provides VET and TAFE accredited courses.
- Allied Health Services: General practitioner (GP), school nurse, social worker and psychologist
- International House
- Wireless internet access within the College grounds
For a closer look around our school, you can watch Keilor Downs College Virtual Tour
“The teachers at Keilor Downs College are very friendly and care about the students every day, every time.”
“When I first came to Keilor Downs College, I was really scared about friends, teachers and subjects. But after having studied 3 terms here, I changed my mind. I have a lot of friends now, they are very friendly and nice. We also have a lot of fun together. Furthermore, teachers are really kind. They will ask you if you understand or not then they will explain clearly to you to make sure that you actually understand about the topic that you are learning. You will also have a lot of excursions which are really cool. I have a lot of memories of my friends also my teachers that I can never forget. Keilor Downs College is not only the place for me to receive knowledge but also helps me challenge myself and become more mature”
– Lam (Helen) Tran
““It was a big hit to me the day I first step to this school, I was stunned by how different this is compared to school in Vietnam. Me myself was a timid teenager, but the school has always warmly welcomed me, and it seems like I have changed tremendously ever since I got here. Keilor Downs College provides me a very diverse, comfortable, unique environment where I can be myself and do my best. Everyone is so considering and encouraging which is what I impressed about the school.””
– Giang (Jenny) Kieu
“‘From my perspective, Australia is a country of friendly natives and cultural diversity. At KDC, I think most of the students are quite fair to help others. The school also has high quality of education that is why I keep studying here.”
– Zitong (George) Huang
“The students are Keilor Downs College are friendly towards me, they always find a way to come and talk to me.”
“The teachers are patient with students and have a good connection with the students.”
“We go on great excursions to practice English and generate relationships between each other.”